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PRESS RELEASE

September 27, 2018

Christina Jimenez cjimenez@cccco.edu T 916.322.4004

Fifty-nine California Community Colleges to Receive $8.5 Million in Grant Funding to Expand College Veterans Resource Centers


Sacramento, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved $8.5 million in grant funding this month to expand and bolster Veterans Resource Centers throughout California’s community colleges.


Currently, more than 90 of the 114 California community college campuses have a Veterans Resource Center dedicated to providing veterans and active duty service members with tools they may need for academic success, and support as they transition from a military environment to an academic

setting.


“Making a deeper investment in our system’s Veterans Resource Centers runs hand-in-hand with our Vision for Success,” Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said. “The boost in these resources will certainly contribute to the overall success of our student veterans.”


California is home to an estimated 1.8 million veterans, and annually the California Community Colleges enrolls approximately 80,000 veterans and active duty service members.

The grant funding was awarded directly to eligible colleges through a competitive process. For more information on the California Community Colleges Veterans Services program, visit:

http://extranet.cccco.edu/Divisions/StudentServices/VETS.aspx.


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce

training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Colleges Awarded Grant Funding

2018-19 Funding



Grantee (District/College)


Amount

Allan Hancock CCD / Allan Hancock College

$199,792

Cabrillo CCD / Cabrillo College

$100,000

Chabot-Las Positas CCD / Las Positas College

$200,000

Coast CCD / Golden West College

$100,000

Contra Costa CCD / Diablo Valley College

$197,600

El Camino CCD / El Camino College

$100,000

Foothill-DeAnza CCD / Foothill College

$174,960

Foothill-DeAnza CCD /De Anza College

$68,997

Kern CCD / Bakersfield College

$200,000

Kern CCD / Porterville College

$100,000

Los Angeles CCD / East Los Angeles College

$200,000

Los Angeles CCD / LA Harbor College

$98,800

Los Angeles CCD / LA Mission

$100,000

Mendocino-Lake CCD / Mendocino College

$43,160

Merced CCD / Merced College

$100,000

North Orange CCD / Cypress College

$100,000

Peralta CCD / Berkeley City College

$99,840

Peralta CCD / College of Alameda

$100,000

Peralta CCD / Merritt College

$100,000

Rancho Santiago CCD / Santiago Canyon College

$100,000


Riverside CCD / Norco College

$100,000

San Bernardino CCD / Crafton Hills College

$99,954

San Diego CCD / San Diego City College

$200,000

San Mateo CCD / Skyline College

$97,240

Santa Clarita CCD / College of the Canyons

$200,000

Sequoias CCD / College of the Sequoias

$100,000

Shasta-Tehama-Trinity CCD / Shasta College

$100,000

Ventura CCD / Oxnard College

$100,000

Yuba CCD / College

$100,000


2017-18 Funding


Grantee (District / College)

Amount

Barstow CCD / Barstow Community College

$ 100,000

Butte CCD / Butte College

$ 100,000

Contra Costa CCD / Contra Costa College

$ 100,000

Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD / Cuyamaca College

$ 199,096

Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD / Grossmont College

$ 200,000

Long Beach CCD / Long Beach City College

$ 192,784

Los Angeles CCD / LA City College

$ 200,000

Los Angeles CCD / LA Southwest College

$ 100,000

Los Angeles CCD / LA Trade Tech

$ 200,000

Los Angeles CCD / LA Valley College

$ 200,000

Los Rios CCD / American River College

$ 200,000

Los Rios CCD / Consumnes River College

$ 200,000


Los Rios CCD / Sacramento City College

$ 200,000

Monterey Peninsula CCD / Monterey Peninsula College

$ 199,161

Palomar CCD / Palomar College

$ 145,532

Pasadena CCD / Pasadena City College

$ 200,000

Rancho Santiago CCD / Santa Ana College

$ 100,000

San Bernardino CCD / San Bernardino Valley College

$ 198,675

San Luis Obispo CCD / Cuesta College

$ 100,000

San Diego CCD / San Diego Mesa

$ 200,000

Santa Monica CCD / Santa Monica College

$ 200,000

Sierra CCDE / Sierra College

$ 200,000

South Orange CCD / Irvine Valley College

$ 200,000

South Orange CCD / Saddleback College

$ 200,000

Southwestern CCD / Southwestern College

$ 200,000

State Center CCD / Fresno City College

$ 200,000

State Center CCD / Reedley College

$ 100,000

Ventura CCD / Moorpark College

$ 100,000

Victor Valley CCD / Victor Valley College

$ 98,779

West Valley – Mission CCD / West Valley College

$ 100,000